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  • Barry Alvarez: Big Ten agrees no more FCS opponents

    02/13/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Madison – Speaking on his monthly radio show Tuesday night, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez shared a nugget of information that should cheer football fans who long for better nonleague games. According to Alvarez, Big Ten officials recently agreed to stop scheduling nonconference games against FCS programs. “The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said on WIBA-AM. “It’s not very appealing… “So we’ve made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.”
  • NCAA and Big Ten sanctions imposed against Penn State

    07/24/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 80 replies
    Sanctions handed down by the NCAA to Penn State and its football program. $60 MILLION FINE The NCAA imposed this because it is roughly equivalent to a year of gross revenue from the football program. It will be paid over a five-year period. The money will go to an endowment for "programs preventing child sexual abuse and/or assisting the victims of child sexual abuse." The NCAA specified that Penn State cannot cut other sports programs or scholarships to pay this penalty. LOSS OF BOWL REVENUE The Big Ten announced that Penn State's cut of the conference's shared bowl revenue -...
  • Gary Pinkel arrested on suspicion of DWI

    11/17/2011 10:46:14 AM PST · by ncfool · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | November 17, 2011 | Dave Matter
    Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's Department officers Wednesday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Pinkel was pulled over at 10:15 p.m. on Keene Street just north of Broadway, according to the incident report. He was stopped for lane and signal violations, Chief Deputy Major Tom Reddin said. The deputies developed probable cause that Pinkel was driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the report. He was cooperative with officers and taken into custody at the Boone County Jail. He posted $500 bond for the first-offense DWI arrest.
  • Academic (AAU) group drops UNL

    05/01/2011 3:53:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 4/30/11 | Leslie Reed
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln took a hard blow to its academic reputation when it was kicked out of an organization of the nation’s top research universities this week. It was the first time ever that the now 62-member Association of American Universities had voted to remove a member.
  • Notre Dame Legend Lou Holtz Wants His Former Team in the Big Ten

    06/18/2010 7:06:31 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 15 replies · 256+ views
    bleacher report ^ | June 18, 2010 | Ryan McNish
    The conference expansion talk surrounding Notre Dame joining the Big Ten is an issue that has been mostly separated into two factions pitted against each other, there are those in the yay column and those in the nay. Those in the nay are arguing for Notre Dame to keep its traditional independence. They are usually those who cheer for one team loyally, the golden domers. Those in the yay argue for Notre Dame to join a conference. This group is usually the fans that cheer for two teams every Saturday in the fall—their personal favorite, and whoever is playing the...
  • It is done: NU (Nebraska) to the Big Ten

    06/11/2010 11:39:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies · 2,465+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | June 11, 2010 | Lee Barfknecht
    1:20 p.m. LINCOLN _ Nebraska has officially accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference, The World-Herald learned early Friday afternoon. Two sources from conference offices said that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany contacted BIg 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe on Friday morning to inform Beebe that Delany had officially invited Nebraska to join. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said Nebraska accepted.
  • First chink in Big 12’s armor with Colorado’s exit

    06/11/2010 5:30:09 AM PDT · by iowamark · 59 replies · 737+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 06/11/2010 | Mike Hlas
    The Big 12 Conference’s possible erosion has begun. The Pac-10 Conference announced Thursday that the University of Colorado has accepted an invitation to join the league, the first change in the conference in 32 years and the first in what could be sea change in college athletics. “The University of Colorado is a perfect match — academically and athletically — with the Pac-10,” said Colorado President Bruce Benson. Larry Scott, the Pac-10 commissioner who has been in office 11 months, called it a “historic moment” for the conference. “The Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth,” he said. “The University of...
  • Nebraska Regents Clear Path to Big 10 (Execution of Big 12 Friday)

    06/09/2010 5:11:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies · 209+ views
    OrangeBloods.com ^ | June 9, 2010 | Chip Brown
    The Big 12 appears to be dead. A source close to the Nebraska Board of Regents told Orangebloods.com the regents informally agreed Wednesday to move to the Big Ten and that a formal announcement Nebraska is leaving will come Friday. Sources close to Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech have suggested to Orangebloods.com over the last week that if Nebraska leaves, the Big 12 can't be saved. Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds and president Williams Powers gathered UT coaches today at 2 p.m. CT to tell them they did everything they could to save the Big 12 but that they...
  • Is Big 12 breakup a federal case?

    06/09/2010 3:15:57 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 55 replies · 47+ views
    omaha.com ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Please don't leave us That's what Nebraska's U.S. senators are hearing from their Kansas colleagues at the Capitol. The Kansans fear that a Big Red departure from the Big 12 could spell the league's doom and leave their beloved Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats shivering in the cold without a major conference to call home. If that happens, at least two lawmakers — one from Kansas, the other from Iowa — suggested that congressional action is possible. On Tuesday, Sen. Pat Roberts, Wildcat Republican, buttonholed Sen. Ben Nelson, Husker Democrat,
  • Big Ten unaware of Big 12 ultimatums

    06/06/2010 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 1 replies · 98+ views
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2010, 7:05 PM | Adam Rittenberg
    PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Big Ten presidents and chancellors took no formal action on expansion Sunday at their annual spring meeting, but they acknowledged that their timetable to explore the topic could be impacted by what happens elsewhere. The Big Ten outlined a 12- to 18-month period to explore expansion in a Dec. 15 statement, and the league has since reiterated that the timetable hasn't changed. But recent events, such as the reports Saturday that the Big 12 has issued a stay-or-go ultimatum to Nebraska and Missouri, might accelerate what the Big Ten does. "Our announcement in December has caused...
  • Missouri governor talks up Big Ten

    05/13/2010 3:15:18 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 322+ views
    espn ^ | May 12, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- From geographic proximity to its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, Missouri in many ways is a natural fit for an expanded Big Ten. Need another reason? Try 13 million -- that's about how many extra dollars Missouri could expect to earn annually from a conference with its own television network and a revenue-sharing model that distributes equal payments to all 11 members. The Big Ten insists that no decisions have been made on expansion -- and no offers extended, contrary to a Kansas City radio station's report earlier this week. But Missouri isn't waiting...
  • Big 10 Expansion Talks Accelerate

    04/19/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by bobjam · 39 replies · 919+ views
    ESPN ^ | April 18, 2010 | Adam Rittenberg
    The Big Ten expansion process will accelerate this week in Washington, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Sources tell the Tribune top Big Ten officials will discuss expansion Sunday in Washington, the site of the Association of American Universities meetings.
  • 2008 CFN (College Football News) Big Ten Preview

    08/05/2008 6:24:42 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 105 replies · 297+ views
    College Football News ^ | 31 July 2008 | Pete Fiutak
    The Big Ten isn’t as bad as you think. Because of the geographical location, media coverage, and history, the Big Ten is the most popular conference in college sports. Big schools, big fan bases, big rivalries, big stadiums, its own network … big, big, big. It’s such a big league that it has too many teams for its name. Since there’s so much attention and so much coverage, fans from other leagues love to pile on when things aren’t going so well. However, for all of the bad PR and all the shots the Big Ten has taken over the...
  • Big Ten Official's Background Raises Questions

    12/18/2007 4:24:35 PM PST · by bamahead · 18 replies · 181+ views
    Rivals.com/Yahoo! ^ | December 18th, 2007 | Josh Peter
    A Big Ten football officiating team that came under scrutiny for its performance in two conference games last month was led by a crew chief with a history of bankruptcy, casino gambling, child abuse and allegations of sexual harassment, a Yahoo! Sports investigation has revealed. ....... Public records, news reports and interviews with several people who know the longtime college football referee revealed the following: • He and his wife filed for bankruptcy in 2002 after the couple amassed $429,407 in liabilities, and two of the creditors were casinos. • He allegedly has gambled at casinos as far back as...
  • 2007 (College Football News) Big 10 Preview

    08/02/2007 12:24:56 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 86 replies · 1,611+ views
    College Football News ^ | 16 July 2007 | Pete Fiutak
    Bring up the Big Ten this off-season and you’ll get two topics of discussion: the schedules and the perceived lack of speed. While it might be the granddaddy of the conferences, it has a lot to learn from the younger, hipper leagues when it comes to scheduling, and to some, fielding teams with fast players. Schedule-wise, forgetting the mega-gap between the end of the Big Ten season and the bowls (Ohio State beat Michigan on November 18th and didn’t play Florida until January 8th), the league that can’t add up its own teams continues to have a big problem with...
  • BTN announces its football schedule for the first three weekends in September

    07/19/2007 1:13:24 PM PDT · by holymoly · 3 replies · 210+ views
    Big Ten Network ^ | June 19, 2007 | Big Ten Network
    Six of 11 Conference Teams to Kick Off on NetworkMichigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State to join Indiana, Minnesota in 2007 season launch on Sept. 1CHICAGO — Fans of the Wolverines, Buckeyes, Nittany Lions and Wildcats can tune in to the Big Ten Network on Sept. 1 to see their teams kick off their seasons, as conference and network officials today announced the schedule for the network's first three weeks. The Big Ten Network earlier announced six games that will air in prime time, including season openers for Minnesota and Indiana. "All eyes are on the Big Ten this year,...
  • Football Coach Randy Walker Dies Suddenly Of Apparent Heart Attack (Northwestern)

    06/30/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 3 replies · 399+ views
    Northwestern University Athletic Department ^ | 30 June 2006 | Northwestern University Athletic Department
    Football Coach Randy Walker Dies Suddenly of Apparent Heart Attack Walker, 52, was set to begin his eighth season with the Wildcats Randy Walker led the Wildcats to a Big Ten title and three bowl appearances in his seven years as head coach. Football Home June 30, 2006 EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern University Head Football Coach Randy Walker died suddenly Thursday night (June 29) of an apparent heart attack. He was 52 years old. "Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Tammy, and his two children, Abbey and Jamie," said NU Director of Athletics Mark Murphy. "This is a...
  • OHIO STATE BUCKEYES vs WASHINGTON HUSKIES

    08/30/2003 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Captiva · 4 replies · 267+ views
    Talk about your nuts & dogs here. Meet me at the Varsity Club @ 4:00 EDT. I'll have the Ohio State t-shirt on!
  • Ed Martin might spill beans on Univ. of Michigan (College Basketball Corruption Scandal)

    06/01/2002 6:11:53 PM PDT · by jern · 8 replies · 721+ views
    CBS SportsLine.com ^ | May 30, 2002 | Dan Wetzel
    DETROIT -- Outside the U.S. District Courthouse here, where he had just reached a plea bargain with the government and promised to spill his guts on college athletics, Eddie L. Martin offered a hopeful but haunting cheer Tuesday. "Go Blue!" said the one-time Michigan booster, one-time Motor City recruiting power broker, one-time Chris Webber personal cash machine, one-time operator of a huge illegal lottery.   Ed Martin and his wife, Hilda, leave a Michigan courthouse.(AP)   Well, at least Martin still loves Michigan, even if Michigan wishes Steve Fisher had never met him. Martin has been banned from associating with...